Carolyn Coats Rogers, age 97, a resident of the Briody Health Care Facility, Lockport, NY, went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2014. The daughter of Guy and Margaret Coats, she was born on June 26, 1916 in Wellsville, NY. After graduating Wellsville High School, she was employed as a secretary at Sinclair Refinery; served as secretary of the Business and Professional Womens Club of Wellsville; and was married in 1940 to Maynard R. Rogers. The couple moved to Silver Springs, NY in 1945, where they raised their family and served the community. Carolyn served as an election inspector, a member of Letchworth Central School Parent Teachers' Association, and secretary-treasurer for the Gainesville Public Library. She was employed as secretary for the Letchworth Elementary School and in retirement, as a babysitter. She was a member of the Silver Springs United Methodist Church, where, as a Sunday School teacher and through her deep faith, she enriched the lives of children and adults alike.
Carolyn was predeceased by her husband, Maynard, who passed away on January 8, 2014. She is survived by children, Hal (MarySue) Rogers of Lockport, NY, Darla (Robert) Egmond of Harrisonburg, VA, and Terry (Mary) Rogers of Davidsonville, MD; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Also survived by siblings, Dale (Ruth) Coats, Scio, NY and Edith (Malcolm) Crittenden, Wellsville, NY. She was predeceased by siblings Carlton, Charles F.A., Elaine, and Jeanne.
A combined memorial service for Carolyn and Maynard will be held at the United Methodist Church, Church St., Silver Springs, NY on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 1 PM. There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be on August 2, 2014 at Whitesville Cemetery, Whitesville, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Silver Springs Rescue Squad, PO Box 117, Silver Springs, NY 14550 or the Briody HCF Long Term Care Memorial Scholarship Fund, 909 Lincoln Ave., Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements are being completed by Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, Castile.
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